Welcome to the Department of Statistics St. Kitts and Nevis
Consumer Price Index The Consumer Price Index is a summary measure of the rate of change in price of a fixed basket of goods and services over time.
Merchandise Trade Trade statistics are compiled using a special system that classifies goods that are processed through Customs Declaration System. The special system enables the Department to produce such tables as Imports, Domestic Exports and Re-exports by Commodity/Commodity group and Country.
Travel and Tourism The Travel and Tourism Program provides analysis and data on tourists who visit St.Kitts and Nevis. Statistics include stay-over arrivals by tourist’s age and gender, type of accommodation, length of stay, purpose of visit and country of origin.
A census is important as it provides crucial and vital data on the population of a country. This data is utilized as a primary source of information for The Department of Statistics.
Post census phase (Aug to Dec 2021) – A campaign to thank respondents and provide information on data collection updates, the post census process and the actual census data to generate awareness and increase use of the census data.
The Population and Housing Census refers to the process of gathering information pertaining to the number and characteristics of all person’s resident within a country. The last census was conducted in May 2011 and the next census of St. Kitts and Nevis is due on May 16th 2021.
The census seeks to be comprehensive in its scope as data from the census is used for a variety of purposes and reduces the necessity of conducting multiple specialized surveys. It also supplements data collected by the Social Statistics Unit and National Accounts Unit.
The information collected can be used to inform the resident population and assist government, the private sector, civil society, regional and international development partners in planning, prioritizing resources and implementing policies that can improve the standard of living.
The Statistics Department will use coordinated communication activities to encourage residents to complete the census. Respondents need to understand the importance of the information that will be gathered and the authority under which the information is collected.
All residents must be counted, including people of all ages, ethnic groups and backgrounds; citizens and non-citizens.